About me

Here are some of my publications in English and in French. For copyright reasons, some are uploaded as preprints. If you would like to receive a copy of the final version, don't hesitate to ask me via email. (mysurname.myname (at)

Pallotti, G. (2023)  Commentary on “Interplay of variables in cognitive-linguistic development” – A Second Language Acquisition Perspective. In K. Kersten & A. Winsler (eds.), Understanding Variability in Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, and Cognition. A Multi-Layered Perspective. New York: Routledge, pp. 323-336. pdf

Pallotti, G.(2022)    Cratylus’ silence. On the philosophy and methodology of Complex Dynamic Systems Theory in SLA. Second Language Research, 38(3), 689–701. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2021)     Measuring complexity, accuracy, fluency (CAF). In T. Brunfaut & P. Winke (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of SLA and Language Testing. New York: Routledge, pp. 201-210. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2019)    An approach to assessing the linguistic difficulty of tasks. Journal of the European Second Language Association, 3(1), 58–70. pdf

Pallotti, G, Borghetti, C. (2019)   The effects of an experimental approach to writing instruction on monolingual and multilingual pupils in Italian primary schools. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 6(1), 1-20. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2019)     Assessing tasks: the case of interactional difficulty. Applied Linguistics, 40/1, 176–197. pdf

Brezina, V., Pallotti, G. (2019) Morphological complexity in written L2 texts. Second Language Research, 35(1) 99 –119. pdf

Niemants, N., Pallotti, G.  (2017) The Human Viewpoint and the System’s Viewpoint. In P. Seedhouse (ed) Task-based Language Learning in a real-world Digital Environment: The European Digital Kitchen. London: Bloomsbury. pdf

Pallotti, G., Niemants, N., Seedhouse, P., Preston, A. (2017) Vocabulary Learning in a Real-World Digital Environment. In P. Seedhouse (ed) Task-based Language Learning in a real-world Digital Environment: The European Digital Kitchen. London: Bloomsbury. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2017) Une application des recherches sur l'interlangue aux contextes d'enseignement. Recherches et Applications – Le français dans le monde, 61, 109-120. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2016)   A typology of statements about discourse. Applied Linguistics, 37/3: 377–396. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2015)     A simple view of linguistic complexity.  Second Language Research, 31/1, 117-134. pdf

Pallotti, G., S. Ferrari, E. Nuzzo (2011) A systematic procedure for assessing communicative competence. In W. Wiater & G. Videsott (eds), New theoretical perspectives in multilingualism research. Bern: Peter Lang, 113-133. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2010) Doing interlanguage analysis in school contexts. In I. Bartning, M. Martin & I. Vedder (eds), Communicative proficiency and linguistic development. Eurosla Monographs, 1, pp. 159-190. pdf. Also available at:

Pallotti, G. (2009) CAF: Defining, refining and differentiating constructs. Applied Linguistics, 30/4, pp. 590-601. pdf

Pallotti, G., C. Varcasia (2008) Service telephone call openings: a comparative study on five European languages. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 16. Available at:

Pallotti, G., Peloso, A. (2008) Acquisition sequences and definition of linguistic categories, The Open Applied Linguistics Journal, 1, 56-67. pdf

Di Lucca, L. G. Masiero, G. Pallotti (2008) Language socialization and language shift in the 1b generation: a study of Moroccan adolescents in Italy. International Journal of Multilingualism, 5, pp. 53-72. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2007). An operational definition of the emergence criterion. Applied Linguistics, 28, 361-382.  pdf; Transcripts and analyses

Pallotti, G. (2007) “Conversation Analysis: Methodology, machinery and application to specific settings”. In H. Bowles & P. Seedhouse (eds) Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes. Bern: Peter Lang. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2005) “Variations situationnelles dans la construction des énoncés en L2: le cas des autorépétitions”. Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Etrangère, 22, 101-130. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2002) "La classe dans une perspective écologique de l’acquisition", Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère, 16, 165-197. pdf. Also available at

Pallotti, G. (2002) “Borrowing words: appropriations in child second language discourse”. In J. Leather & J. van Dam (eds), The ecology of language acquisition. Amsterdam: Kluwer, pp. 183-202. pdf

Pallotti, G. (2001) "External appropriations as a participation strategy in intercultural multi-party interactions". In A. Di Luzio, S. Guenthner, F. Orletti (eds), Culture in communication. Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp. 295-334. pdf

Pallotti, G. (1997) "What do children do when they focus on form?". In L. Dìaz, C. Pérez (eds), Views on the acquisition and use of a second language. Proceedings of Eurosla 7. Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, pp. 437-448. pdf

Pallotti, G. (1996) "Towards an ecology of second language acquisition: SLA as a socialization process". In E. Kellerman, B. Weltens, T. Bongaerts (eds), Proceedings of EUROSLA 6. Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen, # 55, pp. 121-134. pdf